Arizona Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 21, 2021
Department Name
Arizona Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
1601 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number

Types of Correctional Facilities in Arizona

Those who are sentenced in Arizona are overseen by the Arizona Department of Corrections facility. If you or someone you know is searching for an inmate, you can use the ADC inmate data search AZ to find them, schedule visitations, and phone calls. Keep in mind that the inmate search is only for those serving their sentence in Arizona State prison. If inmates are serving in other jails such as city, county, or police, you will need to visit their respective website for information.

Mission of Arizona Department of Corrections

Each state prison across the United States has its own mission statement. The Arizona Department of Corrections is filled with trained personnel that work hard to protect the people of Arizona by securely incarcerating convicted felons. Their mission is to provide a structured program designed to support inmate accountability, successful community reintegration, and provide effective supervision for those offenders released from prison. Their core value is PRICE.

  • P = Professionalism: Modeling the ideal
  • R = Responsibility: Owning your actions
  • I = Integrity: Doing the right thing
  • C = Courage: Taking action despite fear
  • E = Efficiency: Making every action count

How to Search for an Offender

If you are looking for an inmate in the Arizona Department of Corrections, you will need to know how to navigate the website to find the inmate you are looking for. Head to to begin your search. From the home page, scroll over the public resources tab, move down and click on inmate datasearch.

Once you are on the inmate datasearch page, you can search for an inmate by knowing their specific ADC number, or putting in their last name and first initial. Every Arizona security has a jail roaster, which is then provided for the State Inmate Data Search Website.

Keep in mind that some ADC inmates have been victims of identity theft and fraud. Therefore, to keep them safe from further victimization, they have been removed from the public website.

If you have trouble finding an inmate, contact [email protected].

How to Talk to an Inmate

Do you want to talk or visit an inmate? An inmate in the Arizona Department of Corrections can talk to friends or loved ones via phone or visitation, but there is a process.

From the home page, you will want to scroll over the tab prisons & visitations. Then, click on application to visit an inmate/phone application.

Potential visitors and those who want to receive phone calls from inmates will have to submit an application to be granted this access. You can submit an application online, or you can print the application and mail it in.

Keep the following in mind before you apply:

  • Do not submit an application if an inmate is in the intake process at Alhambra or Perryville.
  • Your one-time non-refundable background fee of $25 is due within 30 days.
  • Failure to pay your fee will lead to automatic denial of the application.
  • If the application is denied, you will have to wait 180 days to re-apply.
  • You will need the inmates ADC number, last name, first name, and middle initial.
  • You still need to use the regular application process even if you only wish to accept phone calls from inmates.

Applications will be approved or denied within 90 days. It is up to the inmate to inform the person of their application status.

Keep in mind phone rates are subject to change. Check the rates before accepting a call to ensure you know what you are paying.

If you know an inmate in the Arizona Department of Corrections, know that these procedures are set in place to ensure the safety of everyone. From visiting to making phone calls, it is important that everyone follows the rules to keep inmates, visitors, and workers safe.

Below are the specifics of phone calls and visitation discussed separately.

Making phone calls

Phone calls at most facilities are allowed subject to some rules. The Arizona facility holds that everybody interested in contacting an inmate through the phone will require being on the approved visitor list, having selected the phone option. You have the option of choosing the phone privilege option only, which will require a $25 fee.

After getting approved is when the inmate will have permission to call you.

Inmates choose to make collect calls or prepaid calls; friends and loved ones cannot call the inmate; neither can they leave prison personnel with messages to relate to the inmate.

Paying a visit

It is hard to stay away from a loved one, and the lack of a chance to visit them is even worse. The Arizona DOC understands this and provides for friends and families to visit inmates subject to some rules.

Most Arizona facilities have to pre-approve visitors before they get permission to enter most facilities. This means that visitors should have filled and sent over the visitor's application form, had their background information checked, and received approval for the visit.

There are rules as to what you can wear while visiting the prison. Typically facilities will expect everyone to dress conservatively, without any sexually suggestive attire or open-toed shoes.

Anyone planning to visit an Arizona DOC facility must carry their ID, while children below the legal age must come accompanied by their legal guardians.

When visiting, do not carry such things as drugs, weapons, chemicals, personal property including phones and keys, electronic games consoles, lighter matches, etc.

Note that with the current Covid19 pandemic, there are no visitations allowed at the facility.

Sending Money

Inmates at the AZ correctional Gov. have the liberty to send and receive as much mail as they want. Prison personnel at all security levels recognize the necessity of correspondence. They understand how important it is for the inmate's temperament to exchange mail with friends and loved ones.

Certain rules govern both mail and packages being sent to any facility within Arizona, from the protocols involved to the allowed material in the form of mail or packages. For one, nearly all facilities will prohibit any mail with any electronics in it.

No crayon, markers, glitter glue, lipstick, perfume, or stickers are allowed as part of any mail and will lead to the mail's confiscation. The reason for this is to prevent any drugs or contraband disguised as these materials from coming into the facility.

If you plan to send some photos together with the mail over to any Arizona correctional facility, generally you will need to ensure that the photos are no larger than 4" by 6". The photos should be free from nudity, sexually suggestive material, and hand gestures that can confuse gang signs and tattoos. It will be prudent to first confirm with the specific facility as to their policy on photos

For security reasons, all mail coming into and going out of most Arizona facilities will be opened and checked. In case any contraband is found, the mail will be confiscated or sent back. For this reason, there should be both the facilities address on the envelope and the return address.

Format the mail as follows:

Inmate Name, ID number
Unit (if known)
Facility address

Most facilities will provide Inmates with at least five stamps if they cannot afford them. Additional stamps will be provided for official mail.

In case an inmate is transferred before receiving the mail, the facility will forward the mail to the new facility thirty days after it arrived at the facility.

Sending Packages

Inmates are allowed certain packages quarterly and during holidays. Different facilities will have different rules as to the companies that can be used to send packages over. One of the main companies used by a number of Arizona facilities is the Access Secupark Company. Inmates can receive books and magazines, subject to certain security measures.

Most facilities require books and magazines to be sourced directly from the publisher. The books and magazines can only be paperback with restrictions on sexually suggestive material. Spiral-bound books and hardcovers are prohibited at the facility.

Correctional Facilities in Arizona

There are 135 jails and prisons in state Arizona

Pima County Adult Detention Complex

1270 West Silverlake Road, Tuscon, AZ, 85713


Cochise County Bisbee Jail

203 North Judd Drive, Bisbee, AZ, 85603

520-432-7540, 520-432-7554

Mohave County Jail

501 South Highway 66, Kingman, AZ, 86402


Coconino County Jail

911 East Sawmill RoadFlagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-4523

Cochise County Jail

205 North Judd DriveMile Post 345, Hwy. 80Bisbee, AZ 85603

(520) 432-9505

Apache County Jail

P.O. Box 518370 South WashingtonSt Johns, AZ 85936

(928) 337-4321 (928) 337-2709

Pinal County Jail

971 Jason Lopez Circle, Bldg. CP.O. Box 867Florence, AZ 85232

(520) 866-5111 (502) 866-5195

Pima County Jail

1750 E. Benson Hwy.Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 741-4600

Navajo County Jail

P.O. Box 668Holbrook, AZ 86025

(928) 524-4050

Mohave County Jail

P.O. Box 1191600 W. Beale StreetKingman, AZ 86401

(928)753-0753 (928) 753-0765

Maricopa County Jail

555 West Jackson StreetPhoenix, AZ 85003

(602) 876-1801

Graham County Jail

523 10th Ave.Safford, AZ 85546

(928) 428-3141 (928) 428-2487

Yuma County Jail

141 South 3rd Ave.Yuma, AZ 85364

(928) 783-4427 (928) 539-7837

Yavapai County Jail

255 E. Gurley StreetPrescott, AZ 86301

(928) 771-3260

Tempe City Jail

PO Box 871812 325 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ, 85287


Quartzsite City Jail

305 North Plymouth Avenue PO Box 2812, Quartzsite, AZ, 85346


Kingman City Jail

2730 East Andy Devine Avenue, Kingman, AZ, 86401


Flagstaff City Jail

PO Box 5602 Building 98A, Flagstaff, AZ, 86011


Camp Verde City Jail

646 South 1st Street, Camp Verde, AZ, 86322


Williams Community Jail

501 West Route 66, Williams, AZ, 86046